Has your bank informed you of their recent security improvements? UK banks and financial institutions have been announcing the use of SMS Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) to secure your accounts and financial transactions. So far we’ve seen the likes of HSBC, Co-Operative Bank, Metro Bank, NatWest Bank and many others jump on board the SMS MFA..
If you follow along with the Authlogics blog, you will probably expect us to have a hard stance on this topic. We are not in favour of the password, as you will have noticed, but if you ask us if they’re worth fixing… The answer is a very vague, yes… and no. Let us explain…
Most major organisations working with Microsoft systems will use Active Directory (AD) to centrally authenticate all resources on a network based on a central database. The solution, in theory, is a way to centrally manage user security, which sounds appealing to large organisations. The reality, however, is that AD is not secure on its own..
Oh, data breaches. With every passing day there is another story in the tech news, and often even mainstream news, bringing to light a breach that exposed the personal data of thousands, if not millions of users, as well as the vulnerability of the organisations that should have been keeping it safe. If daily sounds..